Aeschylus
Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake by Aeschylus

Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake by Aeschylus

Earth is rocking in space! And the thunders crash up with a roar upon roar, And the eddying lightnings flash fire in my face, And the whirlwinds are whirling the dust round and ...

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The Appointed Time by Aeschylus

The Appointed Time by Aeschylus

Yet though a man gets many wounds in breast,He dieth not, unless the appointed time,The limit of his life's span, coincide;Nor does the man who by the hearth at homeSits still, ...

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Zeus by Aeschylus

Zeus by Aeschylus

O Zeus, whoe'er Thou be,If that name please thee well,By that I call on Thee;For weighing all things else I fail to tellOf any name but Zeus;If once for all I seekOf all my ...

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Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

Spasm! Againwhat maniasbeat my brainhot i'm hotwhere's the fire?here's horseflyHis Arrowheadnot fire forgedbut sticks: heartstuck with fearkicks at my ribseye balls whirlspirally ...

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The Lament Of The Old Nurse by Aeschylus

The Lament Of The Old Nurse by Aeschylus

NURSEOur mistress bids me with all speed to callAegisthus to the strangers, that he comeAnd hear more clearly, as a man from man,This newly brought report. Before her slaves,Under ...

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Fragment From Aeschylus by Aeschylus

Fragment From Aeschylus by Aeschylus

The man who rightly acts without coercionWill not be grieved, can never wholly sink in wretchedness;While the lawless criminal is forcibly dragged underIn the current of time when ...

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The Complaint Of Prometheus by Aeschylus

The Complaint Of Prometheus by Aeschylus

PROMETHEUS (alone)O holy Aether, and swift-winged Winds,And River-wells, and laughter innumerousOf yon Sea-waves! Earth, mother of us all,And all-viewing cyclic Sun, I cry on ...

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The Decree Of Athena by Aeschylus

The Decree Of Athena by Aeschylus

Hear ye my statute, men of Attica--Ye who of bloodshed judge this primal cause;Yea, and in future age shall Aegeus's hostRevere this court of jurors. This the hillOf Ares, seat of ...

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The Defiance Of Eteocles by Aeschylus

The Defiance Of Eteocles by Aeschylus

MESSENGERNow at the Seventh Gate the seventh chief,Thy proper mother's son, I will announce,What fortune for this city, for himself,With curses he invoketh:--on the ...

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A Prayer For Artemis by Aeschylus

A Prayer For Artemis by Aeschylus

STROPHE IVThough Zeus plan all things right,Yet is his heart's desire full hard to trace;Nathless in every placeBrightly it gleameth, e'en in darkest night,Fraught with black fate ...

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Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other’s Hand by Aeschylus

Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other’s Hand by Aeschylus

Now do our eyes behold The tidings which were told: Twin fallen kings, twin perished hopes to mourn, The slayer, the slain, The entangled doom forlorn And ruinous end of twain. ...

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The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia by Aeschylus

The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia by Aeschylus

Now long and long from wintry Strymon blew The weary, hungry, anchor-straining blasts, The winds that wandering seamen dearly rue, Nor spared the cables worn and groaning masts; ...

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The Beacon Fires by Aeschylus

The Beacon Fires by Aeschylus

A GLEAM -- a gleam -- from Ida's height, By the Fire-god sent, it came; From watch to watch it leapt, that light, As a rider rode the flame! It shot through the startled sky, And ...

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Song Of The Furies by Aeschylus

Song Of The Furies by Aeschylus

Up and lead the dance of Fate! Lift the song that mortals hate! Tell what rights are ours on earth, Over all of human birth. Swift of foot to avenge are we! He whose hands are ...

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The Battle Of Salamis by Aeschylus

The Battle Of Salamis by Aeschylus

The night was passing, and the Grecian host By no means sought to issue forth unseen. But when indeed the day with her white steeds Held all the earth, resplendent to behold, ...

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A Spectral Vision by Aeschylus

A Spectral Vision by Aeschylus

Chorus from The Libation BearersA spectral vision clearThrills every hair with fear,In haunted sleep,Breathing of dire distress,From innermost recessIts watch doth keep,Breaking ...

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